Doctor Who nominated for a 39th annual Saturn Award

Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television.

Preview the first seven pages of the Doctor Who/Star Trek: TNG Crossover Comic
Anglophenia has a first look at the first seven pages of the Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover comic ‘Assimilation2’. Click the link to read.

Preview the first seven pages of the Doctor Who/Star Trek: TNG Crossover Comic

Anglophenia has a first look at the first seven pages of the Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover comic ‘Assimilation2’. Click the link to read.

New foes set for Doctor Who Series 7

via Radio Times:

The Doctor Who and Sherlock writer says viewers develop a connection with villains when they first meet them and that continually bringing them back can hamper a show’s growth.

"One of the temptations, particularly if it’s a success is to keep repeating your hits, which means you hear it again and again and again," said Moffat.

"I always say new monsters are better in Doctor Who because you fall in love with monsters when they’re new," he told Le Village.

It’s an admission that may surprise some viewers, given that Moffat resurrected the Daleks within three episodes of having taken over the show for its 2010 series, but it suggests the Doctor will be facing some new foes in series seven.

(via becks28nz)

How an East Indian director, a Canadian film exec, and a young woman producer defied the odds to create Doctor Who
via supernaturalsaturday:

io9 has a great piece on the unlikely beginning to what would become one of the greatest television shows of all time:

These days, Doctor Who is approaching its 50th anniversary as one of the most successful television shows of all time. But originally? Doctor Who was a small show that the BBC expected to run for a few episodes, and then vanish forever. The show had a tiny studio and huge cameras, and a shoestring budget. But the people who were making the show were outsiders, who were anathema to the entrenched BBC culture.
At the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, we were thrilled to hear from Waris Hussein, who directed the very first Doctor Who episode, about how an East Indian teamed up with a Canadian and a young woman to revolutionize television science fiction.
Hussein took part in a panel at Gallifrey about “Doctor Who in the Sixties,” alongside stars William Russell (Ian) and Maureen O’Brien (Vicki). And even though we kind of knew thatDoctor Who was an upstart program that many people within the BBC were opposed to, we didn’t realize quite how much the odds were against this show…

Please click through to read the rest.

How an East Indian director, a Canadian film exec, and a young woman producer defied the odds to create Doctor Who

via supernaturalsaturday:

io9 has a great piece on the unlikely beginning to what would become one of the greatest television shows of all time:

These days, Doctor Who is approaching its 50th anniversary as one of the most successful television shows of all time. But originally? Doctor Who was a small show that the BBC expected to run for a few episodes, and then vanish forever. The show had a tiny studio and huge cameras, and a shoestring budget. But the people who were making the show were outsiders, who were anathema to the entrenched BBC culture.

At the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, we were thrilled to hear from Waris Hussein, who directed the very first Doctor Who episode, about how an East Indian teamed up with a Canadian and a young woman to revolutionize television science fiction.

Hussein took part in a panel at Gallifrey about “Doctor Who in the Sixties,” alongside stars William Russell (Ian) and Maureen O’Brien (Vicki). And even though we kind of knew thatDoctor Who was an upstart program that many people within the BBC were opposed to, we didn’t realize quite how much the odds were against this show…

Please click through to read the rest.

Ontological Paradoxes in Doctor Who

(Source: warp69)

Doctor Who won two Hugo Awards last night!
The first was for the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award:
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
The second was a book award under the category ‘Best Related Work’:
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who  Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea

From the description:

In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists,  academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that  is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show’s  fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight  male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects  of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast.

Congrats to all!

Doctor Who won two Hugo Awards last night!

The first was for the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award:

Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

The second was a book award under the category ‘Best Related Work’:

Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea

From the description:

In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show’s fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast.

Congrats to all!

supernaturalsaturday:

In Praise of the Sci-Fi Corridor
Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they’re so  utilitarian by nature - really they’re just a conduit to get from one  (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into  one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that  corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are ‘sold’ to viewers - Martin Anderson





via Rhizome

supernaturalsaturday:

In Praise of the Sci-Fi Corridor

Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they’re so utilitarian by nature - really they’re just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are ‘sold’ to viewers - Martin Anderson

via Rhizome

Lots o’ News: Livetumblring ‘A Good Man Goes To War’; the Launch of our new other tumblr 'Supernatural Saturday'; and How to Survive the Mid-Season Break (with us).
'in short' version: livetumbling / happy us / sad brits / everyone happy soon / go follow our new tumblr.
tl;dr version: Yes, we’re livetumblring the Series 6 mid-season finale of Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War tonight (9p EDT and then again at 9p PDT).
Watch the one minute prequel if you haven’t yet:




Yes, we’re still a week behind the UK (for now) but that also means we’re not going through withdrawal and putting up posts like this (yet):
Am I okay with the lack of new Doctor Who tonight?


(Don’t worry British subjects — it’ll be ok. We swear!)
No one should fear the break for the break is when the fandom becomes our own. In fact, hide yo dashboards b/c we will probably be posting just as much as we normally would. Who fandom knows no seasons.
We are going on an adventure and we want you to come along. We want to:
Find the best fanart, fanvids, slashfic fanfic, playlists, and trock vids.
Create the ultimate guide for newvians looking to catch up on Doctor Who.
We want to do a new 30 Days of Doctor Who with you.
There will be Appreciation Days.
We will have new episodes of ‘Doctor Who Insider’ to share.
We want to keep up on what else the cast and creators are up to (including their cats). 
And we have a bunch of exclusives we get to share with you soon — stuff that our Brit cousins don’t even have.
Speaking of the break: we have one more announcement to make: BBC America has seen the awesomeness that is the tumblr community and have given us the keys to run another blog: Supernatural Saturday on (tumblr!) This tumblr will (obvs) mostly be about Science Fiction shows on BBC America but we will also post about the best of scifi in other places including movies, books, console games, and other fiction of speculative nature.
Because they’re premiering the Battlestar Galactica miniseries this evening (one of the other greatest shows of all time, imo) SNS(t) is all about BSG today. Please check out our post on why we think BSG was one of the greatest things on television when it premiered.Oh yeah, and for those asking why BSG is running on BBC America, it’s because Jamie Bamber is secretly British:




So see you tonight for ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ and see you this summer both here on DWOfficial and on 'Supernatural Saturday'.
(gif via livingingallifrey)

Lots o’ News: Livetumblring ‘A Good Man Goes To War’; the Launch of our new other tumblr 'Supernatural Saturday'; and How to Survive the Mid-Season Break (with us).

'in short' version: livetumbling / happy us / sad brits / everyone happy soon / go follow our new tumblr.

tl;dr version: Yes, we’re livetumblring the Series 6 mid-season finale of Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War tonight (9p EDT and then again at 9p PDT).

Watch the one minute prequel if you haven’t yet:

Yes, we’re still a week behind the UK (for now) but that also means we’re not going through withdrawal and putting up posts like this (yet):

Am I okay with the lack of new Doctor Who tonight?

(Don’t worry British subjects — it’ll be ok. We swear!)

No one should fear the break for the break is when the fandom becomes our own. In fact, hide yo dashboards b/c we will probably be posting just as much as we normally would. Who fandom knows no seasons.

We are going on an adventure and we want you to come along. We want to:

  • Find the best fanart, fanvids, slashfic fanfic, playlists, and trock vids.
  • Create the ultimate guide for newvians looking to catch up on Doctor Who.
  • We want to do a new 30 Days of Doctor Who with you.
  • There will be Appreciation Days.
  • We will have new episodes of ‘Doctor Who Insider’ to share.
  • We want to keep up on what else the cast and creators are up to (including their cats).
  • And we have a bunch of exclusives we get to share with you soon — stuff that our Brit cousins don’t even have.



Speaking of the break: we have one more announcement to make: BBC America has seen the awesomeness that is the tumblr community and have given us the keys to run another blog: Supernatural Saturday on (tumblr!) This tumblr will (obvs) mostly be about Science Fiction shows on BBC America but we will also post about the best of scifi in other places including movies, books, console games, and other fiction of speculative nature.

Because they’re premiering the Battlestar Galactica miniseries this evening (one of the other greatest shows of all time, imo) SNS(t) is all about BSG today. Please check out our post on why we think BSG was one of the greatest things on television when it premiered.

Oh yeah, and for those asking why BSG is running on BBC America, it’s because Jamie Bamber is secretly British:

So see you tonight for ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ and see you this summer both here on DWOfficial and on 'Supernatural Saturday'.

(gif via livingingallifrey)




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